Embedded Platform Lab

EPL specializes in the development of platforms for embedded system, particularly compact, wearable wireless sensors. A platform is reusable hardware and software designs that can be used to quickly construct various embedded systems.

The current active research topics at EPL include issues related to low-power system design, development tools, proximity sensing and tracking, (distributed) access control, and smart energy.

Hardware Platforms

  • 2017-2018: myHDL
  • 2016 – present: EcoMicro, EcoJimu
  • 2015: Near-field BLE
  • 2014 – present: EcoMini (CC2541)
  • 2013: EcoBN (based on Nordic nRF51822)
  • 2012 – present: EcoBT (based on TI CC2540, 2541), TechCity smarthome modules
  • 2010-2011: EcoSD (based on Nordic nRF24LE1), ECG module
  • 2008-2009: EcoSpire (Nordic nRF24LE1), Eco programmer (Nordic nRF24LU1), Eco charger
  • 2006-2007: Eco node (Nordic nRF24E1), Ethernet base station (Freescale MC9S12)


  • 2014: smart home, proximity tag
  • 2013: ITRI smart container (firmware, app, backend)
  • 2012: Greendicator (LED light pulsing to encode data to be decode by a smartphone camera),
  • 2011: EcoCast (object-oriented interactive macroprogramming),
  • 2010: Enix (OS), EcoIMU, eHome
  • 2009: EcoExec, Telescribe, EcoKit, DuraCap (energy harvester)
  • 2008: EcoPlex (roaming and ZigBee gateway)

Real-time Sensor Data from the Lab

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